George A. King, who last week quoted an industry source as naming the Cubs the favorite, now says that Jorge Soler will make a decision soon. Very soon.
According to an industry source, free agent outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to agree on a four-year deal before tomorrow.
Similarly, ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted the following,
The representative for Cuban OF Jorge Soler is calling to ask teams if their bids are final. Cubs,NYY, LAD, ATL have been involved.
Like King's source earlier, Olney considers the Cubs the favorite,
About the Soler bidding: Yankees said to bid heavy; other teams view Cubs as the favorite; could always be sleeper teams, too.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports also chimes in with good news for Cubs fans who are hoping to land the potential impact player.
One exec's view of Soler bidding is that Theo won't allow #Cubs to lose. New restrictions on draft and int'l spending ...
We'll have it here for you when Soler decides, but it appears it's getting very, very close. I'll have to admit it makes me wary when so many are saying the Cubs are the favorites here. That's what everyone thought about the Marlins and Soler and then the Oakland A's cam out of nowhere. But we'll see, the Cubs have worked really hard to court Soler, so Rosenthal's source makes a lot of sense.